Black Diamond Venom Adze Ice Axe

Specs

Weight 528 g / 1 lb 3 oz (50 cm hammer with leash)
Pick Tech Pick: Chromoly steel
Head Head, Hammer/Adze, Spike: stainless steel
Shaft Aluminum
Grip Dual-density

Manufacturer's Description

The ultimate hybrid axe for technical couloirs and rugged alpine terrain, the Black Diamond Venom bridges the gap between classic piolet and technical ice tool. The curved upper shaft provides added clearance during technical ice and snow sections, while the traditional spike makes for smooth plunging on the uphill. The dual-density grip and included Lockdown Leash increase security when things get dicey.

  • Climbs steep couloirs, plunges and self arrests
  • Venom Hammer is equipped with a Tech Pick and the Venom Adze comes with the Classic Pick
  • Comfortable, dual-density molded grip
  • Lockdown Leash included
  • CEN-B certified

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The ultimate hybrid axe for technical couloirs and rugged alpine terrain, the Black Diamond Venom bridges the gap between classic piolet and technical ice tool. The curved upper shaft provides added clearance during technical ice and snow sections, while the traditional spike makes for smooth plunging on the uphill. The dual-density grip and included Lockdown Leash increase security when things get dicey.

- CampSaver.com

The Black Diamond Venom Adze is a technical piolet for steep couloirs, plunges and self arrests.

- REI

The Black Diamond Venom Ice Axe is a hybrid piolet tool which excels in steep and technical terrain. The Venom Ice Axe with Adze mimics your technical tools with a curved upper shaft for extra clearance in steeper ice and snow and Tech Pick while a traditional spike ensures smooth plunging on the uphill.-- Excellent for steep mountaineering route, especially when paired with another lightweight axe; excels in couloirs, plunges and self arrests-- Venom Hammer is equipped with a Tech Pick (geared for ice climbing), the Venom Adze comes with the Classic Pick (best for self arrests)-- Slight bend just below its head offers more clearance when swinging the tool-- Dual-density molded grip provides insulation and a comfortable grip-- Ergonomic-shaped head is easy and comfortable to grasp when in mountaineering mode-- Includes Lockdown Leash-- CEN-B certified-- Don't forget an Axe or Pick protector to protect your delicate nylon gear and keep your pick ding-free

- OMCgear

Free Shipping. Black Diamond Venom Adze w/ Pick FEATURES of the Black Diamond Venom Adze with Pick Investment-cast, stainless steel head and spike Accepts Venom Classic and Tech Picks, Lockdown Leash included Venom Hammer is equipped with a Tech Pick and the Venom Adze comes with the Classic Pick CEN-certified

- Moosejaw